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Oceania


Published 2008


A story about two teenagers who deal with their shattered family-life in a small California coastal town.

Oceania is an indy feature-length film that I created from scratch with the help of many friends. We filmed in the SF Bay Area on a budget of <$4,000. I spent my life savings on it. Learned about cinematography (using the Canon XL-2). Official Selection at the 2008 Cinequest Film Festival. This was the first time I picked up a camera and made a film... Enjoy! -Harry Dehal (Director)

A captivating drama that explodes with an intense visual style and sharp storytelling, Oceania is a rarity for such a young director. At 17-years-old, Dehal wrote and directed a film that reveals a talent and a cinematic eye far beyond even the most seasoned Hollywood directors, and based on his debut film, there is no doubt that Dehal is one of the big discoveries of the year (by Tamee Tanoor, 2008 Cinequest Film Festival).


Run time 54 minutes
Producer Harry Dehal
Audio/Visual sound, color
Language English
Contact Information <br><a href="http://www.hdehal.com/oceania" target="_blank">http://www.hdehal.com/oceania</a> <br>harrydehal@gmail.com<br> <b>IMDB:</b> <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1199787/" target="_blank">http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1199787/</a>

Reviews

Reviewer: DraconianGuy - - December 18, 2010
Subject: a great debut
Many thanks for this, Harry Dehal. Your efforts were well worth it. I look forward to seeing your future work.
Reviewer: Dupenhagen Moonbat - - August 22, 2010
Subject: A Thinker
This film is what we Westerners call "a thinker." I would dig reading the screenplay for this one though, because the story line is very difficult to piece together from the film alone. Watch for the name Harry Dehal in future credit rolls, people.
Reviewer: doowopbob - - April 7, 2010
Subject: ....U Kiddin"..
I Hope Someone Stole His Camera..!.... Over Ran Budget By $3,999..!
Reviewer: renivbifamo - - March 10, 2010
Subject: ocean
an important and reality movie to show the faszination of our ocean!

the earth our aller mother - my reportage !

do more for protection the earth /natur and developed projekts for rebuildung/development!

reni von bifamo
innovativ consultant
Reviewer: Moongleam - - March 10, 2010
Subject: Note about viewing the film
cosmico is correct in asserting that people shouldn't have to download 3.3 GB in order to view a movie. I've watched many films that were only 700MB but had very good video quality.

If the uploader would provide an mpeg2 or avi file, then the Archive could create thumbnails and an mpeg4 file.

However, if one is willing to download 3.3 gigabytes, he can view the ISO file with VLC, a free program that is available for Windoze.
Reviewer: cosmico - - March 3, 2010
Subject: Suggestion to Harry
If you want people to be able to download and view your film, you need to meet them halfway.

Instead of limiting your film to an ISO that people have to download and burn to disc to view, why not post your film in a format easily viewed by a lot of people (e.g., MP4 and WMV).

In addition, realize that even on broadband, 3.3 GB is a huge media file.

Downloading and configuring special software should not be a necessity. Your viewers should be able to watch the film on this page using what is already loaded on their computers, as is the case with the rest of the films on the Archive. (And remember, the vast majority of people in the world are running Windows, with much smaller numbers using Macs or other systems.)

I've been making indie films since 1970 and I never expected any audience members to take special measures in order to view my films.

Be grateful that people want to see your film and make it easier for them to do so.

Good luck.
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